Scantron Inventor Michael Sokolski Passes Away

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Michael Sokolski, the 85-year-old inventor of the Scantron, has passed away on June 13th due to congestive heart failure.  Sokolski did not just create a standardized way to take tests, but he also fought with Polish forces under the British Eighth Army Command between 1945 and 1947.  He earned the honor of the Italy and a War Medal for his service.  Sokolski moved to the U.S. and founded Scranton in Orange County, California in 1972.  He is survived by his wife Joanne, his children, and many grandchildren.